Hustler publisher Larry Flynt has passed away aged 78. He is survived by his fifth wife, Elizabeth Berrios, as well as other family members such as children and grandchildren.
Larry Flynt died at the age of 78 at his home in Los Angeles on Wednesday (February 10th), Larry’s brother Jimmy Flynt has confirmed.
The mogul tied the knot five times. He leaves behind his wife Elizabeth Berrios and his former partners were Mary, Peggy and Kathy Flynt, and Althea Flynt.
Who was Larry Flynt?
Larry Flynt was born in Lakeville, Kentucky to parents Larry and Edith. He was the eldest of three children.
One of his early employments was for the Inland Manufacturing Company which continued for three months due to a union-led slowdown.
In early 1965, Larry bought his mother’s bar in Ohio before setting up his chain of bars known as the Hustler Clubs.
The mogul published the first edition of the Hustler magazine in 1974 and went on to launch three TV channels known as Hustler TV.
Who is Larry Flynt’s wife?
The Hustler magazine founder married his fifth wife Elizabeth Berrios in 1998.
Elizabeth worked as a professional nurse before marrying Larry. She is believed to be aged 55-60, though her exact age and birthday are not known at the time of publication.
Not much else is known about her as she has stayed away from the media spotlight. Her brother, Sean Berrios, worked as a crew member in adult videos.
Larry and Elizabeth didn’t have any children.
Larry Flynt tied the knot five times
The Hustler publisher got married five times in his life.
He tied the knot with his first wife Mary Flynt in 1961 and the couple divorced in 1965.
Larry was married to his second wife Peggy Flynt from 1966 to 1969 and to his third wife, Kathy Flynt, from 1970 to 1975.
His fourth wife was Althea Flynt, the co-publisher of the magazine Hustler. They married in 1976. Althea passed away in 1987 at age of 33 after a prescription drug overdose.
In a previous interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Larry said that Althea was “the love” of his life. Speaking to The Washington Post in 1987, Larry opened up about his wife’s death, saying: “I don’t think – the full impact – has had a chance to settle in.”